Évaluation des ressources en eau dans les Caraïbes

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Among the cross-cutting projects of the International Hydrological Programme is that on Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND).

The several regional projects of FRIEND include the AMIGO initiative in Central America and the Caribbean, which aims: (a) to improve the knowledge of the time-space variability of the hydrological cycle at the regional scale; (b) to share data from different experimental networks; (c) to share tools for the analysis of the regional hydrology; (d) to detect regional tendencies of the hydrological cycle, affected by variability and climate change; (e) to detect the impact of human activities on the hydrological cycle.

Activities in 2005 and thereafter include: (a) enlarging the database on ‘minimum hydrological events’; (b) improving collaboration with institutions and projects at a regional level (including the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology and the UNDP project on drought in the Caribbean); (c) support to doctoral and masters theses related to the project objectives.

For further information, contact Maria Concepción Donoso, Programme Specialist in Environment and Water Sciences in the UNESCO-Montevideo Office:  phi@unesco.org.uy

Evaluation des ressources en eau dans les Caraïbes

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Project components include that on Headstreams, which provides support to postgraduate studentships in SADC countries, mainly in hydrology and in such fields as social and ecological interactions in and around present and potential biosphere reserves.

This project known as SIMDAS -- Sustainable Integrated Management Development of Arid and Semi-Arid regions of Southern Africa is among UNESCO’s ongoing flagship projects. Taking part in this project are all 14 Member States of SADC (Southern African Development Community), including Mauritius and Seychelles.

For further information , contact Marcel Tchaou, Science Officer in the UNESCO-Dar-es-Salaam Office: m.tchaou@unesco.org.

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